HOW I WROTE: Lights Down Low

FYI: Lights Down Low is the second track of my second album. 

I’m not gonna lie. I was totally obsessing over Ellie Goulding when I wrote the hook for this song. That’s what I started with. Just: 

TURN THE LIGHTS DOWN LOW 
TURN THE LIGHTS DOWN LOW 
TURN THE LIGHTS DOWN LOW 
TURN THE LIGHTS DOWN LOW 
TURN THE LIGHTS DOWN LOW 
TURN THE LIGHTS DOWN LOW 
TURN THE LIGHTS DOWN LOW 
TURN THE LIGHTS DOWN 

 LOW 

Then I left it for a couple of months. I’m not sure when I decided to continue it. Maybe I had to prepare some song pitches for Star Music but I just remember really liking the hook and wanting to write an Ellie Goulding-ish song so there. 

Lyrically, I was inspired by Damon and Elena. I was watching a lot of The Vampire Diaries at the time (Oh but I did end up finishing the series actually. Huhu Salvatore bros <3). I liked how passionate they were together, especially with those scenes where they’d be by the fireplace and have some super dramatic, building-up-to-a-passionate-kiss scenes. I LAV IT. I wanted to capture that feeling in the choruses. 

The verses though are more about a relationship that lacked actual communication. The bond seemed to be powered more by intimacy. And although both parties were able to “get to know each other” on a physical level, there are all these other aspects of an ideal relationship that they were lacking. 

“We don’t talk much but we’re in love 
But if we don’t talk much, well is that enough? 
Cause I wanna know you, I wanna know you so bad 
Won’t you come let me through your walls? 
Cause I’m gonna love you despite it all” 

So “Lights Down Low” actually has two meanings: Wanting to get to know the person physically (ehehe) and wanting to break through their partner’s barriers  to get to know them emotionally. 

Got any "lights down low" moments? Keep it to yourself. Nobody wants to know. But feel free to comment about your favorite fruit! 

- M 

FAVE LINES: 

So undress - it’s the only way I feel you connect 

Let’s get lost inside these walls

4 comments

  • rafafouie

    rafafouie

    My favorite fruits are either strawberries or mangoes, and it's even better when they're together in a dish

    My favorite fruits are either strawberries or mangoes, and it's even better when they're together in a dish

  • Ashtag

    Ashtag

    Taho

    Taho

  • M

    M

    [quote=rafafouie ] My favorite fruits are either strawberries or mangoes, and it's even better when they're together in a dish [/quote] YUM.

    rafafouie wrote:

    My favorite fruits are either strawberries or mangoes, and it's even better when they're together in a dish

    YUM.

  • M

    M

    [quote=Ashtag] Taho [/quote] Isa po dito Koya.

    Ashtag wrote:

    Taho

    Isa po dito Koya.

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